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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 9

FEATURES 26 Beach Launching Launching your boat off the beach doesn’t need to be something to fear. With the right preparation it can be quite simple. 38 From Family Runabout

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Maritimo 61

Meandering up the Gold Coast’ s Broadwater on Maritimo’ s new M61 Cruising Motoryacht, my mind began to wander. With boats coming and going in all directions on this busy

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Azimut 50

The designers of the Azimut 50 were tasked with designing a 50-footvessel reminiscent of the Azimut 80, the model that has proved to be incredibly popular on the international market.

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Secrets of a Dry Bilge

Keeping water out of the bilge is a no brainer, so how is the best way to stop those constant drips from the prop shaft? We look at the latest

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Smuggler Sting 570

First released as the Bonito Profisher 535, then renamed the Sting 550, the now rebadged Smuggler Sting 570 is very much the same boat, but with a few extra refinements,

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Grady White 228

In 1971 Grady-White released the world’s first trailerable walkaround boat. Forty-five years on they are still producing boats to this unique design, with five Walk Around cabin models. Barry Thompson

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Pacific RIB – Issue 3

In This Issue (Included in the Sept/Oct issue of Pacific Powerboat) 132 NEW & NOTABLE SACS 13m – Italian luxury at the highest level. Agapi 800 – Swedish masterpiece in

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White Pointer 1050 – Hardtop

In Predator, the owners were looking for a high-quality blue water fishing boat that delivered a comfortable interior for extended cruising. When you talk to experienced boaties about a serious

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Advanced Electronic Systems for Boats

Raymarine software update The latest free upgrade to Raymarine’s award-winning LightHouse II software includes a huge bonus for fishers, especially game fishers. The Version 17 update includes a detailed, easy-to-use,

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Hill 18.3 Mystica

Some boats come together quickly and with apparently little effort. Others seem to struggle every step of the way. And some, like the latest Roger Hill catamaran, Mystica, just naturally

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Tristram 641 – Cabin

Now with a range of models targeting the fishing market, Tristram Marine has released its latest model to the Offshore range, the 641. Freddy Foote checks out this new model

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Surtees 5.5 – Hardtop

With 20-years of boat building under their belt in 2013, Surtees Boats continues to be at the forefront of alloy boat building in Australasia. We sent Freddy Foote along to

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Looking Back 20 Years

It’s our birthday 20 Years of 100% Powerboat Dedication Pacific PowerBoat (2011-now) In Part three of our pictorial essay on some of the cool boats we have done over the

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Stabicraft 2600 – Hardtop

Officially released at the 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, the new Stabicraft 2600 Supercab is the new version of the previous 2570 Supercab. There have been a few changes

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Southern XP 816 – Hardtop

Southern Boats say that they pride themselves in presenting one of the finest handcrafted alloy boats available and after looking over the first of the new XP816 HTE models I

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Choosing Pontoon Boats

Mention a pontoon boat to a Kiwi or Aussie and they will immediately think about a monohull with tubes. However not so in the US, where a pontoon boat is

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Senator 650 – Hardtop

In one of the most crowded sections of the alloy boat market, the Senator RH650’s combination of good looks, performance and sheer fish-ability ensures that it will stand out. I’m

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Sea Ray 190 – Bowrider

Sea Ray’s mission statement for the 190 perfectly sums up this hot bowrider: To offer a well-built bowrider model to boaters who seek a stylish, powerful, well-equipped boat for comfortable

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Scorpion 610 HT – Hardtop

The Scorpion 610 HT is the biggest selling boat in the expansive Scorpion range and has been designed unashamedly towards the fishing enthusiast. As the hardtop evolution continues, so do

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Boat Review: Surtees 6.7 GameFisher

We look at some of the more popular cabin and hardtop production boats around 6.5m. The aluminium boat market is dominated by mid-size cabin and hardtop models, with most manufacturers offering a boat

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Maverick Renegade Power Cat

Barry Thompson went to Taupo to check out the newest Maverick power cat and along the way picked up some handy hints from the experts on how to catch trout. I really enjoy adding something

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Scorpion 470 Runabout

Sportcraft Boats has been manufacturing and marketing Scorpion aluminium boats for a number of years now and one of the most popular has always been the 470. Recently they introduced

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Robalo 247 – Bowrider

The Robalo 247 is an extremely versatile bowrider that packs more features into its size than many larger volume boats. It is the largest model in the trio of dual

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Riviera 53 – Flybridge

Whether one cares to admit it, whether you like it or not, the current market trend is towards the pod-drive configuration, and Riviera has introduced the third such model in

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Riviera 50 – Flybridge

Riviera say that the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge is the dawn of an entirely new Riviera and while it still retains that unique Riviera look there are some interesting innovations

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Rayglass 2200 – Hardtop

After a steady release of new Legend models over the last number of years, an all-new model has joined the Rayglass stable, a boat born from customer and market demand.

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Ramco 4750 – Cabin

A name that epitomises the very heritage aluminium boat building in New Zealand is coming back. Barry Thompson checks out one of the smallest models in the all-new range. A

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Profile 635 HT – Hardtop

Hailing from Napier in the beautiful Hawkes Bay comes a relative newcomer to the industry, Profile Boats. With a growing reputation and having picked up a couple of major industry

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New Oceans 65 – Flybridge

First we were teased with the sedan version; New Ocean Yachts has quickly followed up on that milestone with the New Ocean Yachts 68 Enclosed Flybridge model which many suggest,

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Boat Review Innovision Explorer 606

Ex US president Bill Clinton had a simple message for those who questioned his often unfathomably-high levels of popularity: “It’s the economy, stupid.” After reviewing my second Innovision Explorer, I

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